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Always be aware of which sites your children are using and who they are talking to!
Parental controls are an important way to keep children safe online and below and attached we have included some information about internet safety and step by step guidance to support you in putting this in place on all your devices.
Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online.
Parental controls are really easy to set up but if you are struggling the NSPCC have provided a free phone number and an advisor will talk you through the steps. 0808 800 5002
Schools have been given some general advice on how to address the persistent problem of parents parking irresponsibly and illegally near to schools. Information is sent to parents through newsletters, text messages and occasionally face to face when outside on parking patrol.
Not all parents park illegally or irresponsibly but we do receive complaints as to why there can’t be more regular parking enforcement or parking restrictions placed outside school.
Whilst we want more enforcement, it is unrealistic to expect that parking enforcement can take place on a consistent basis outside every school as there are not enough resources. Those people that park dangerously are fully aware that enforcement is only likely to occur over a one day period and then things will return to normal for a long time before any enforcement returns. Enforcement is an option which the Police or Bury Council Services can assist with, but not on a regular basis. Every school is already on the priority list with our Parking Services Team and we can contact your local Policing Team to discuss Police enforcement.
Not all school locations are suitable for additional parking restrictions due to the nature of the road, the potential of transferring the problem to busier, more dangerous roads and ensuring restrictions don’t adversely affect residents that live near to school.
The main points for parents to consider:-
It is vital that parents should be aware that the safety in the immediate environment outside of school can be improved with their cooperation. It doesn’t matter what parking initiative is proposed, the only thing that can improve the situation outside schools on a consistent basis, is if parents are considerate and responsible. Everything depends on their compliance with the rules.
Please do not park on the pavement as this can limit space for those pushing prams and any people with mobility problems including those that may be wheelchair users and those that walk with the assistance of a frame.
Parents should also be mindful of:-
- Parking too close to junctions therefore restricting sight lines.
- Stopping and parking on the ‘school keep clear markings’ (yellow zig-zag lines). This is illegal.
- Double parking; this can restrict access for emergency vehicles.
- Blocking access to and from resident’s driveways.
- Parking on pavements blocking access for pedestrians (especially those with disabilities).
- Parents/carers should not park too close to pedestrian crossings as this can reduce sight lines for other drivers and pedestrians.
"Rule 191 Highway Code – You must not park on a crossing or in the area marked by the zig-zag lines. You must not overtake the moving vehicle nearest the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to give way to pedestrians."
- Parents/carers should not park too close to junctions, as this can reduce sight lines for other road users, reduce the space to complete manoeuvres and therefore increase the chance of an incident occurring.
"Rule 243 Highway Code – Do not stop or park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space.”